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REO Speedwagon, Styx coming to Paso Robles

Tommy Shaw, from left, Chuck Panozzo and James “J.Y.” Young of the band Styx perform in concert at the American Music Theater in August in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Tommy Shaw, from left, Chuck Panozzo and James “J.Y.” Young of the band Styx perform in concert at the American Music Theater in August in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Invision/Associated Press

Classic rock bands REO Speedwagon and Styx will join forces with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder this summer in Paso Robles.

The bands will take the stage June 25 at Vina Robles Amphitheatre as part of their United We Rock tour. (REO Speedwagon and Styx last performed in Paso Robles in 2009, when they played the California Mid-State Fair.)

Known for such No. 1 hits as “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It on the Run,” REO Speedwagon achieved mainstream success in the 1980s.

The peak of Styx’s popularity came a few years earlier with “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)” and “Mr. Roboto.”

Felder played lead guitar for the Eagles, the rock band behind the hits “Best of My Love,” “Hotel California” and “One of These Nights,” for nearly three decades. He’s also enjoyed a solo career as a composer, recording artist and session musician.

Tickets for the June 25 concert cost $65 to $135 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Vina Robles Amphitheatre is at Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery, 3800 Mill Road in Paso Robles. For information, call 805-227-4812 or visit www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.

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